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Learners investigate the cells of the human body. in this biology activity, students discuss the cell as the basic unit of lie and identify how many cells the human body is made up of. They relate the semiconductor to their investigation as it is an essential part in the medical field and helping to improve the health of the body.
Students participate in activities simulating various disabilities. After discussions, they work in teams to devise or improve on adaptive devices for people with disabilities. They include drawings of the tools they design and explain how they work.
Learners analyze how medical devices that help the human body function. They work in pairs or groups to draw multiple views of the medical device and describe how engineering is used by biomedial engineers.
Students participate in activities in which they model different disabilities. They discuss their experiences as a class. They work together in groups to discuss how to improve an adaptive device.
Students record their personal medical history. In this medical history activity, students practice completing a medical history form. Students write with a purpose in this lesson.
Nano-nano! Nanotechnology can seem like it's from another planet! After learning about this tiny technology, collaborative groups experiment with how smaller particles affect chemical reactions. They do this by immersing a whole and a crushed antacid tablet into equal amounts of water. Nanotechnology is a fascinating topic for your STEM curriculum.
Students examine the discipline of biomedical engineering or bioengineering. They complete worksheets by participating in reading background information and completing a hands on activity. They design a prototype of a cast to set a broken bone.
Seventh graders become familiar with biomedical engineering.  In this prosthetic device lesson, 7th graders consider the needs of a prosthetic device to help a specific person's characteristics.  Students build a prosthetic device.
How smart is your home? Middle and high schoolers write a journal entry describing the types of technology found in their homes. After reading an article, they are introduced to "smart" home technology. In groups, they identify and debate the pros and cons of this technology. They interview people in the community on their opinions of the new technology as well. Consider reading "The Veldt," too! 
Learners discover advances in biomedical technology such as transdermal delivery and other non-invasive procedures. In lab activities, they examine how medication is given and how molecules travel, observe electrophoresis, and conduct several experiments in groups. In another activity, students inspect how drugs are delivered through a stent and how catheters and angioplasty balloons are inserted.
Students see how widespread medical myths can be potentially dangerous. They synthesize their knowledge by creating pamphlets that help patients learn the facts behind some commonly believed medical myths.
Students explain the workings and anatomy of the heart and to explore new medical techniques that help people live longer, healthier lives.
Students review procedures for handwashing and explore the connection between microbiology and improved health care. They examine bacterial culture grown from bacteria under their fingernails and write a procedure for handwashing in a health care manual.
Pupils engage in a lesson that is focused upon the survival of populations located in third world countries. They conduct research using a variety of resources while focusing upon the delivery of healthcare with the help of statistics.
Students examine the heart and vascular system and the need for artificial valves. After explaining how heart valves function, they design their own heart valves for experimentation. They predict the speed of fluid flowing through veins, capillaries, and arteries.
Students simulate the job of surgical resident by using surgical instruments to complete a task inside of a black box using a webcam and flashlight. They complete the task and complete a worksheet.
In the final of five lessons about HIV/AIDS, groups create presentations to share data about the infection rates in the United States, examining demographic and geographic trends over the past ten years. Depending on how much time you want to devote to the research, groups can either use the provided data exclusively, or do more research using the websites provided. It is important to stress using only reliable and reputable websites during the research portion, as there is a lot of misinformation out there on the topic of HIV/AIDS.
Where is HIV/AIDS most prevalent and what are the current trends regarding HIV? Have groups work together to map the world's HIV/AIDS rates, then create a class map with all the data. Lesson includes cross-disciplinary concepts including world geography, economics, and science. By including the extension activity, learners are able to become ambassadors of the countries they research, helping others to gain a better understanding of the political and economic issues affecting the regions. 
Leave it to the classic jump rope to get your class excited about physical activity! Your class will begin by discussing the benefits of jumping rope as a form of exercise and learning a few different types of jumps. Then in groups of four, your young athletes will engage in various activities that will build in progression, and ultimately lead to independent jump rope practice. This is the first resource in a series of fitness and physical activity lessons.
Your young learners will discover how muscular strength and endurance can increase with this truly hands-on activity! Beginning by writing an acrostic for the word strength, class members then engage in tracking their ability to squeeze a clothespin with their non-dominant hands over the course of two weeks, recording both their predictions and actual results. They then graph their performance data and evaluate their progress together as a class, and conclude by writing a new acrostic for strength designed with their recent discoveries in mind. This is the second resource in a series of fitness and physical activity lessons.

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